As it turned out, one of the Humpback Whales I photographed on August 31st while on tour with Campbell River Whale & Bear Excursions was previously undocumented according to Marine Education and Research Society.
As the first person known to document this whale, I was asked to suggest nicknames based on this Whale’s distinctive features like the square shape in the trailing edge of her tail.
I chose “Peggy” as a reference to the 4 stars that make up the great square of the Pegasus constellation.
The temporary catalogue ID for Peggy is BCXuk2023#14. Peggy will be assigned a Canadian Pacific Humpback Collaboration (CPHC) catalogue ID.